Surely you mean 5.25″ discs, right? Unless you habitually cut a little more than a tenth of an inch off the side of yours…
Randall, you goof ball! You crack me up every time!
Wikipedia says she is correct, so….
I guess not…
As in, I was reading Wikipedia wrong.
A natural mistake; 5 1/4 = 5.25.
Nobody real ever called them 5.25 though.
I still have a 8″ one around here somewhere…and a 2,400′ reel of 1/2″ 6250bpi tape…and 8-level punched paper tape from 1970
don’t worry girl, your day will come!
I didn’t know until just now that that Mavis Beacon was not a real person. I had always assumed she was some expert typist or educator.
A bit silly now that I actually *think* about it.
I’m not sure if I should be grateful that Girl has educated me, or irritated that she shattered my comforting illusions.
Girl is always shattering my comforting illusions, so I guess that makes two of us today, ol’ bean.
Software Toolworks lied to us all.
No no no, Girl, YOUR nostalgia makes SOMEONE ELSE rich.
I wanted to do a report on Mavis Beacon for Black History Month in Middle School. the nostalgia has made me rich
Well at least Frank Borland is real… *google google* DAMMIT.
Ok… Peter Norton? *google google* WHEW!
In 1960 I was messing around on the home computer and cause one of those reels to despool all over the place. My dad put me through a fkn wall. Hoo boy. I had to shoe shine for a week to restore it.
Next you’ll tell me that Betty Crocker isn’t real…
All this time i thought she was a real person. So what’s a Mavis? and why does it need a beacon? maybe mavis stands for “Man, All Vocations Insist on [freakin mad] Skills.” Just a thought. and im gonna start spreading it as fact. Do amy jobs still test your WPM?
Mavis Beacon isn’t real?! Noooooooo!!!
A home computer? In 1960?
Heh, I thought she said Mavis BACON at first. Mmm, bacon.
I had never heard of that typing software until this strip–how educational!
Mavis Bacon teaches cooking.
Francis Bacon teaches logic.
idkrash, sorry, I call snow job. In 1960 even my dad’s office didn’t have a computer. They got their room-size Univac sometime around 1964, I think. It had drum memory, an entire wall of Hollerith card punch stations, and a blinkenlights sign. It made so much heat that they were able to shut off the heating system all winter.
Mavis Beacon always frightened me. She was just way too excited to teach me typing.
I am devastated to hear this – I kind of had a thing for Mavis Beacon, back in the Amiga 500 days… It was like she was teaching this really boring thing but she knew some secrets she was willing to share… if only you could make the car go over 60 words per minute, she’d tell all
A Marx Brothers reference and nobody picks up on it? For shame.